Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United and Walsall, the two bottom-table sides, face each other at Sands Venue Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. Despite midweek defeats, both sides are on the right track to secure the League Two survival. The Iron are nine points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 44, meaning that they should be happy with one point from Saturday’s clash. Both Howe and Spence are pushing for a start for the hosts.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Colchester and Salford. Given their position in the standings, the visitors should be happy with one point from the match as well, and, taking everything into account, share of spoils is on the cards at Sands Venue Stadium. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in six of the previous eight meetings between the two teams in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
Highlighted Team (Walsall):
Founded in 1888, Walsall are a professional club that play home matches at Bescot Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 11,300 people and it was opened in 1990. Nicknamed the Saddlers, Walsall footballers wear red shirts and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Walsall played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa on April 9, 1888 in their first ever game, with the team recording their biggest win on March 4, 1899 against Darwen (10-0). The Saddlers suffered their biggest defeat on December 17, 1892 as they were beaten by Small Heath 12-0.
Walsall fans consider wolverhampton wanderers the club’s biggest rivals, but the Saddlers have rivalries with Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale as well as the two clubs are only 30 miles away from Walsall. Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann is one of the most notable footballers who played for the Bescot Stadium.